Our Beauty Lab analyzed glosses, liners, fragrances, blushes, volumizers, and more. Here's the really good stuff, worth every pretty penny. Buy these, and be gorgeous!
It looks dark, but this lipstick "goes on like tinted balm" and feels "buttery," the Beauty Lab reports.
Lipstick Queen Bête Noire in Possessed Sheer, $40,
The "very pigmented" cream formula "spreads well and stays put."
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick (here in Cherry Skies), $7,
This "blendable" crayon "goes on nicely" for a matte finish with a fresh mint scent.
Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint (in Tempted), $24,
For color that "stays on throughout the day," line and fill in lips, then top with clear balm.
MAC Cosmetics Vamplify Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (shown in Ms. Diva), $20,
Part lipstick, part balm, it imparts subtle color and softens with shea.
Seal holder Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick (here in Rich Raisin), $9,
"Rich," "satin-finish" lipstick that "looks natural rubbed in with a finger," says the Beauty Lab.
Aveda Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color (shown in Blackberry), $17,
Full-coverage lipstick with a soft texture that is "not drying."
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color (in Crimson), $26,
Create a true smoky look with this "absolutely beautiful" Lab-favorite quad.
Lilah B. Palette Perfection (shown in B.Fabulous), $58,
Our Lab "loved the twist-up applicator" of this "silky" cream stick (no sharpening!).
Boots No7 Stay Perfect Shade and Define Crayon (here in Velvet Truffle), $10,
Finally, a pencil eyeliner that goes on "very creamy," giving "nice color."
Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen (in SlateGrey), $12,
Dust on one layer of this soft shadow for a hazy effect, or build up to two for a deeper look.
Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow (shown in Steel), $24,
Slightly sparkly, this brightens eyes when worn on lashlines.
CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil, $7,
A "smooth" texture lets you line eyes or shade lids fast.
Estée Lauder Magic Smoky Powder Shadow Stick, $22,
The sheer powder hues diffuse out for a subtle finish.
Mary Kay Eye Palette (in City Sophisticate), $24,
"High-shimmer," yet "velvety" and "blends well," the Lab says.
Givenchy Palette Metallic Reflection, $60,
Like stepping into a cozy library: the scent of soft suede and rare oud wood.
Atelier Cologne Oud Saphir Cologne Absolue, $130,
Rich patchouli and warm musk, plus a hint of soft jasmine.
Philosophy Live Joyously Eau de Parfum, $56,
Sugary vanilla and praline spiked with heady incense.
Lancôme La Nuit Trésor Eau de Parfum, $80,
Juicy plum and raspberry softened by powdery violet and sandalwood.
Avon Rare Amethyst Eau de Parfum Spray, $23,
Coconut water, sea spray, and light woods evoke a shore sunset.
Near Dusk Jennifer Aniston Eau de Parfum, $55,
A stroll in a faraway spice market, bottled.
The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Eau de Toilette, $15, thebodyshop-usa .com
Just-picked gardenia, rounded out by musk.
Marc Jacobs Mod Noir Eau de Parfum, $90,
The iconic oriental Opium, modernized with orange blossom and patchouli.
YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum, $115,
An exotic fusion of bitter orange, ginger, and amber.
Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme, $165,
Share this sexy blend of sandalwood, incense, and patchouli with your guy.
Sisley Soir d'Orient Eau de Parfum, $278,
Ladylike white floral (jasmine), fruity (pear), and warm (amber) notes.
Michael Kors White Luminous Gold Eau de Parfum, $100,
Earthy vetiver and cedar with a splash of gardenia.
Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Eau de Parfum, $113,